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World Cybercrime Index

World Cybercrime Index:

An international team of researchers has compiled the first ever ‘World Cybercrime Index’.

Key Findings:

  • Russia tops the list, followed by Ukraine, China, the USA, Nigeria and Romania.
  • India captured the number 10 spot in the rankings.
  • The researchers also found that certain kinds of cybercrime were associated with particular countries. For example, the United States was associated with data and identity theft, while those related to technical products or services seemed to often originate from China.

World Cybercrime Index:

  • It identifies the globe’s major cybercrime hotspots by ranking the most significant sources of cybercrime at a national level.
  • It has been developed as a joint partnership between the University of Oxford and UNSW Canberra.
  • The data that underpins the index was gathered through a survey of 92 leading cybercrime experts from around the world who are involved in cybercrime intelligence gathering and investigations.